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The Department of Africana Studies welcome Bobby Seale to URI

On behalf of URI’s Africana Studies Department, Talent Development would like to show our support for the first annual Race, Violence and Democracy Colloquium featuring Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The event is being hosted in URI’s CBLS building’s auditorium on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 6 pm. This is […]


TD alum and mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza, reflects on his TD experience

Jorge Elorza did not get into URI on his first try. But rejection from the University’s Talent Development Program motivated this future lawyer, law professor, housing court judge, and now mayor of Providence to get his act together, go to the Community College of Rhode Island, and re-apply to URI. (Read more…)


Spring 2015 All TD Meeting

All TD Meeting for First, Second, and Third- Year Students On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Talent Development held the All TD Meeting for Spring 2015, and Edwards Auditorium was full with TD Nation students, staff, and administration. Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas R. Dougan, greeted all the students and congratulated the first-year students […]


TD’s own Kerndja Bien-Aime is featured in URI News

Kerndja Bien-Aime, senior majoring in Wildlife Conservation Biology is featured in URI News regarding her research involving the forest cover around amphibian breeding ponds. For the full story click here.


Talent Development’s Keith “Niko” Freeman is featured as URI “Big Thinker”

Keith “Niko” Freeman, Talent Development Junior, has been featured as one of the University of Rhode Island’s “Big Thinkers”. Freeman, president of the Native American Student Organization (NASO) sheds some light on the organization, their purpose and diverse membership. Congratulations to you Niko…you are a Big Thinker!!! For the full story click here.

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Talent Development presents “Raise the Bar: Level Up!”

On Friday, November 14, 2014, Talent Development hosted “Raise the Bar: Level Up!” Students engaged in a fun and rigorous rock-climbing activity at URI’s North Woods Challenge Course. This leadership event encouraged student leaders to apply themes of Collaboration, Communication, Strategy, and Trust. Students were able to relate these themes to everyday real life leadership […]

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Talent Development presents: “A Celebration of Talent Development Honors Students”

On Friday November 7, 2014 Talent Development held the 1st Annual Talent Development Program/ URI Honors Program “A Celebration of Talent Development Honors Students.”  Over 60 students were in attendance along with their families, TD Staff, as well as URI faculty and staff. URI President Dr. David M. Dooley, Provost Dr. Donald DeHayes, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Thomas […]


TD/URI Alumna wins Los Angles Fashion Council runway competition

Sania Josiah ’12 wins Los Angles Fashion Council runway competition. West African textiles have always fascinated Sania Josiah, who was born in Liberia and grew up in Ghana. Now the emerging designer is making a name for herself with clothes inspired by her heritage. The University of Rhode Island graduate recently won a big award […]


Mayor Jorge Elorza

Talent Development Alum As the New Mayor Elect of Providence

The Talent Development Program would like to congratulate TD alum, class of 1998, Jorge Elorza J.D. for his victory as the mayor elect of the city of Providence. We wish you nothing but the best on the road ahead. #TDNation Talent Development Alum Now Mayor Elect of Providence



One More Time: URI team takes first place at 30th Annual Minority Business Conference

Featured in this article are Talent Development students: Kelechi Agwunobi, Richmond Sam, Jazmin Tangui, Brayan Dajer, Lukman Busari, Raven Sannon, Anthony Markey, and Mark Torres. October 29, 2014 — For the second year in a row, a team from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration won the student case competition at the […]


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